Using XOAP, DEG is able to deploy and configure notebooks in target locations worldwide in the shortest possible time. Each Windows 10 notebook is automatically provided with all necessary configurations and applications when a user logs on.
The automation process allows devices to be purchased and set up regardless of its location, without the need for notebooks to be installed or shipped from headquarters. With the usage of XOAP, DEG has reduced their total cost of ownership (TCO) by a double-digit percentage and shortened the time it takes to deploy new systems.
This reduces infrastructure costs and enables the IT department to deploy new systems or applications more quickly, securely and reliably for employees on-site and around the world.
DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG), a subsidiary of KfW Bankengruppe, has been a reliable partner to private-sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries for 60 years. DEG provides its customers with tailor-made solutions, including financing, promotional programmes and advice tailored to individual needs. With a portfolio of around EUR 9.2 billion in approximately 80 countries and 20 locations around the globe DEG is one of the world’s largest private-sector development financiers.
DEG's existing deployment strategy was slow, difficult to manage, expensive to procure and required high-maintenance. Therefore, the IT team set out to find a more cost-effective end-to-end solution that would deliver better performance, rapid scalability and simplified deployment across other subject areas.
In this customer success story, we will showcase how DEG successfully accelerated their global notebook deployment by combining Microsoft Intune with Autopilot, Windows 10, PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC), and PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit (PSADT).
Through this comprehensive solution stack, DEG achieved efficient system configuration, seamless software packaging, and a streamlined OS delivery process, resulting in reduced deployment time and improved user experience.
DEG faced the challenge of lengthy deployment cycles and inconsistent system configurations across their global notebook fleet. The manual configuration of settings and software packaging proved to be time-consuming and error-prone, leading to delays and an inconsistent end-user experience. The organization sought a solution that would automate system configuration, simplify software packaging, and expedite the OS delivery process.
One of the biggest benefits of using XOAP is the reduction of their total cost of ownership (TCO). Now it only takes a few minutes to update a notebook with a new application at any location around the world and only a few hours until the user is ready to work again. All achievable without the need for any complex on-site infrastructures.
DEG currently operates a mix of notebooks on-premises and Citrix virtual apps and desktops in the cloud. With XOAP, the customer is able to respond quickly to changes and deploy the same applications and systems in the cloud at the touch of a button. From a strategic point of view, this empowers DEG for future success.
By switching to XOAP, DEG was able to consolidate its deployment concepts in the client and server environment. With the simplification of their technology stack, the IT department is able to react faster and more efficient to a wide range of requirements.